New car sales in Donegal were up 5% in August while sales are down…

first_img By News Highland – September 3, 2013 Main Evening News, Sport and Obituaries Tuesday May 25th 365 additional cases of Covid-19 in Republic Facebook Further drop in people receiving PUP in Donegal 75 positive cases of Covid confirmed in North News Pinterest Man arrested on suspicion of drugs and criminal property offences in Derry New car sales in Donegal were up 5% in August while sales are down 9% for the year Twitter WhatsAppcenter_img Google+ WhatsApp Google+ Pinterest Previous articleDeputy McConologue slams Labour Party ‘plans’ to reduce school chaplaincy servicesNext articleMaas to Ardara road blocked as lorry transporting turbine leaves the road News Highland Twitter RELATED ARTICLESMORE FROM AUTHOR  77 new cars were sold in Donegal in August, compared to 73 last August, an increase of 5%. For the year however, new car sales were down 9% on last year (1,570 v 1,729)Nationally, new car sales were up again in August. 3,698 cars were sold, compared to 3,092 last August, an increase of 20%.Alan Nolan, SIMI Director General:With the momentum from July carrying over to August, and the introduction of the new number plate, we are pleased with the increase in sales in August. July and August accounted for 22% of new car sales so far this year, compared to just 10% for the same period last year, so the new plate is spreading sales, which was the main aim of its introduction.”Despite the increase in the last 2 months, the year as a whole is down nearly 8%. 68,544 new cars have been sold so far this year, compared to 74,234 last year. In this context, it is important that any Budgetary measures assist retail business including the Motor Industry.“With the Budget only 7 weeks away, we’ll be asking the Minister to construct a Budget that encourages consumer spending and we will be putting forward proposal onincentives that will help increase new car sales and their associated tax revenues.” Facebook Gardai continue to investigate Kilmacrennan firelast_img read more